AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Intel Core i9-7900X

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-7900X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Intel Core i9-7900X

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores with 32 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X was released in Q3/2017.

The Intel Core i9-7900X has 10 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7900X was released in Q2/2017.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper (13) Family Intel Core i9 (78)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1000 (3) CPU group Intel Core i 7000X (9)
1 Generation 7
Whitehaven (Zen) Architecture Skylake X
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Successor Intel Core i9-9900X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 CPU cores and can calculate 32 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz) while the Intel Core i9-7900X has 10 CPU cores and 20 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-7900X is at 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz).

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
16 Cores 10
32 Threads 20
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X can use up to GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 85.4 GB/s. The Intel Core i9-7900X supports up to 128 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 85.4 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory 128 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
85.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 85.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 14.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
64 PCIe lanes 44
63.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 43.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is 180 W, while the Intel Core i9-7900X has a TDP of 140 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
180 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 140 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is manufactured in 14 nm and has 40.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i9-7900X is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 14.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
TR4 (SP3r2) Socket LGA 2066
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q2/2017
999 $ Release price 989 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (88%)
Intel Core i9-7900X (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (98%)
Intel Core i9-7900X (83%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1035 (85%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1222 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
18780 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
14998 (80%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1040 (92%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1133 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
11370 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
10199 (90%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1201 (85%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1410 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
8710 (96%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
9120 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
411 (89%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
461 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
6731 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
5286 (79%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
27730 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21190 (76%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
124 (90%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
137.7 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
8719 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
5530 (63%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
168 (89%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
188 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
2986 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
2194 (73%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
60 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
964 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
271 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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